An Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate is set to go to trial on a charge of first degree manslaughter.
Aaron R. Prado, 27, is accused of killing another OSP inmate in July of 2009. He is set to go to trial Tuesday at the Pittsburg County Courthouse.
According to court records, Prado allegedly kicked and hit the head and body of fellow inmate Kenneth Wayne Gore, who was 45 years old at the time of his death.
On Oct. 21, 2010, Prado was charged in Pittsburg County District Court with first degree murder. That charge was amended to first degree manslaughter on July 21, 2011.
According to court records, officials at OSP responded to a call from the prison’s C-Unit “regarding a cell fight between inmate Prado and inmate Gore.”
Court records indicate that when officers arrived at the cell, Prado was standing and Gore was on the floor. Prado was taken from the cell and Gore was placed on a stretcher, where a prison nurse checked his vitals and was unable to locate a pulse. Gore was later pronounced dead by a medical doctor in the prison’s infirmary. According to court records, authorities found “shoe patterns in blood on inmate Gore’s body and outside of his clothes.”
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